TITLE

Conventions and the Popular Will

AUTHOR(S)
Douglas, Senator Paul H.
PUB. DATE
March 1955
SOURCE
New Republic;3/28/55, Vol. 132 Issue 13, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the history of national conventions in the U.S. Prior to the Civil War it was through the national conventions that the Democratic city organizations of the Atlantic seaboard made their unfortunate alliance with the Southern slavocracy and nominated the succession of so-called "dough faces," or Northern men with Southern principles. It was by means of the national convention that in 1856 the new Republican Party largely replaced the old Whigs who so recently as 1848 had been able to elect a president. National conventions have in the past played an important and at times a highly constructive part in the political decisions of the nation.
ACCESSION #
14444596

 

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